University of Salford manager named AUA Member of the Year

Categories: School of Health and Society

Joanne Caldwell, manager of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Salford, has been named Member of the Year by the Association of University Administrators (AUA).

Joanne Caldwell

The AUA is the professional association for staff in higher education administration and management services. Their annual awards recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of members. 

Joanne was nominated as an outstanding advocate who has provided significant support to her local branches, as well as contributing to development activities for the North Wales and North West regional network and to the AUA nationally. Joanne also represented the AUA at the Higher Education Faculty Administrators Forum Annual Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2017.

Writing for the AUA’s Perspectives journal, she provided an insight into the reflective practice that a professional doctorate encourages and how this affects the professional practice of professional services staff.

The awards panel was particularly impressed with Joanne’s long-term engagement and advocacy with the AUA, along with how she had achieved Fellowship by supporting others and her role as a PgCert mentor.

Joanne said: “I was really pleased to find out I had been shortlisted for AUA Member of the Year but to win was a great surprise and I am over the moon. I have been part of the AUA for over twelve years and to be recognised by my peers is a real honour.”

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